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this opportunity to continue moving nebraska forward. since 2005, the nebraska legislature and i have worked together to make a positive difference for nebraskans. you and i have positioned nebraska as a state that is making significant progress. this is a great state and it starts with our citizens. nebraskans are hardworking, practical, responsible, and innovative. as nebraskans, we bring a sense of quiet pride to everything we do. we respect each other and we want our children to have an even better nebraska in the future. nebraska is a special place and our job is to ensure that nebraska is prosperous today and in the future. we are on the right path and that path starts with a quality education. education is the great equalizer and education is one of our state's top priorities. we invest in education because we know how important it is. your new speaker, senator greg adams, has been part of our p- 16 initiative to strengthen academic achievement for all students in nebraska. in 2008, i signed into law the legislature's lb 1157 that provides for statewide assessments in reading, writing
you. >> hello. i'm proud to represent the state of nebraska in the u.s. senate. i have traveled thousands of miles all across nebraska meeting with leaders and citizens to learn about their views and share my position on issues. during that time, i heard a single message over and over again -- washington must cut out of control spending. i agree. the american people are right to expect more accountability from their government. i recently saw a poll that three out of four americans support spending cuts across the boards. these hard-working taxpayers are tired of petty battles. they are frustrated with the lack of progress in their elected leaders. in 2009, the president pledged to cut the annual deficit in half but the end of his first term. instead, we have seen four straight years of trillion dollar deficits and national debt exceeding $16 trillion. rather than cutting waste list spending, the federal government added $4 billion each day to our gross national debt. this path is not sustainable. i support a more limited government that is focused on fulfilling its court duties
sucedió a jim bishop, cuando un feroz tornado lo persiguió en nebraska con consecuencias casi fatales. ♪ como cazador de tormentas quieres estar en el camino del tornado, pero a veces, quieres salir de ahí. (hombre) se dirige hacia nosotros! (jim bishop) estaba grabando hacia el sur, en ese momento el tornado tenía 4 kilómetros de ancho, parecía una mancha negra. (narrador) sólo a 40 kilómetros al suroeste de lincoln, nebraska, el enorme tornado genera vientos de más de 320 kilómetros por hora. (jim bishop) nos está cortando el paso. nos está cortando el paso, vayamos al sur. (hombre) sí, es mejor ir al sur. (jim bishop) es una buena vía de escape. (hombre) no se asusten. (jim bishop) esa vía de escape no iba a funcionar, tuvimos que elegir otra, que era peligrosa, pero... ja, fue más segura que quedarse en el camino del tornado. (hombre) no puede ser, maldición! (jim bishop) rápido, rápido. (hombre) sigamos, vamos, adelante. el vidrio trasero derecho se salió, se rompió, lo golpeó algo que andaba volando. (narrador) con el enorme tornado f4 pisándole los talone
pipeline is one step closer to approval thanks to nebraska's governor. now the fate rests in president obama's hands as pressure on both sides ramps up. north dakota senator john hoeven joins us and why the president can't wait to say yes. >>> golf stars unite. tiger woods feels phil mickelson's pain on california's taxes. with taxes spiking the rich are fleeing for the borders. how much can the state take from the wealthy before there is nothing left? today's "money" power panel weighs in. >> didn't think new york apartments could get any smaller? oh how wrong you are. micro apartment are coming to the big apple. could the miniature spaces bring big profits to the developers and will they spread to more cities? one of the architects is here with the details. even when they say it's not, it's always about money. melissa: first let's look at the day's market headlines and today's market moment. the beat goes on for the bulls. strong earnings from the likes of ibm, and google helped give a boost to stocks. the dow and s&p 500 hit fresh five-year highs. the blue-chips rose 66 points. appl
senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process isn't expected to be smooth. athena jones is at the white house and hagel, athena, has angered some lawmakers, many because of the positions he has taken up on middle east issues. what has he done that could cause challenges, say, for him here? >> reporter: well, that's right. even though this is a republican who served as nebraska senator for two terms, it sounds like a bipartisan choice but really, it's just going to be shaping had up to be another fight. one of the issues here that has angered the lgbt community is comments he made back in 1998 questioning a nominee for ambassadorship because that nominee was in his words, openly, aggressively gay p he has recently apologized for those remarks but these just a sampling. the big issues are -- more big issues on the foreign policy side. let's listen to what south carolina senator lindsey graham had to say about his concerns about hagel on "state of the union" this morning. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secre
against georgia. the nebraska capital one bowl. the scc title game. martinez. huskers up, 5-1. connecting, inside the 10. toed the game. 2-point conversion. long run. nobody to pull him down as no. 7 wins on new year's day over nebraska. michigan and north carolina. michigan 123 teens this year. they did not fare any better. south carolina -- ace sanders. you know you have skills if you are playing college football and your first name and is ace. south carolina -- first quarter. devon gardner. cut to the chase. 16 seconds left. ellington in for the touchdown. south carolina comes back to beat michigan, 33-28. of course, this year it is the bowl game down in south carolina. there was a time when it was the day in football. now it is now a the. >> we will be back with the seven-day forecast. stay with us. >> here is a look at what we're working in -- working on for 11 news tonight's. a party gets out of hand. what sparked several calls to the police. plus, couples took the plunge on new year's day. those stories, plus the latest on the fiscal cliff and how it on the fiscal cliff and how it
of defense. the former senator is a republican from nebraska but could face a tough fight. he was against the surge in iraq and has said military action in iran would be a bad idea. he has also raised eyebrows with some statements he's made about israel leading some people to question whether he would be loyal to the nation. >> chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, served in country as a u.s. states senator. he hasn't had a chance to speak for himself and so why all the prejudging, i don't know. >> congress will not be in session when the nomination is made tomorrow. >>> the edge on d.c. now where a man's body was found in the narrow creek in the 8100 block of beach drive near portal street drive northwest. at this point investigators do not believe there was foul play. the metropolitan mitt and u.s. park police are investigating -- police department and u.s. park police are investigating. >>> in d.c. police investigating three separate shootings tonight, the first one early this morning at 1900 block many street in northeast. 1 person was shot -
the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels for most americans. and to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. instead, house republicans and democrats spent much of the day mulling a bill that cleared the senate shortly before 2:00 a.m. >> the yeas are 89. the nays are 8. 60-vote threshold having been achieved, the bill as amended is passed. >> woodruff: the senate bill makes permanent the bush-era tax cuts for 99% of families, those with incomes under $450,000 a year. anyth
on to represent a native nebraska in the u.s. senate and now he co-chairs the president's intelligence advisory board. that sounds like a pretty good cv, they say. what's not to like? >> well, if you're in the white house, you say that's the reason his confirmation should be smooth sailing. but, you know, he was a two-term senator and when you're a two-term senator you have a record and you have a history. and chuck hagel's history at least according to some republicans and some democrats is not what they would call pro-israel enough. and there are some questionable comments made a while back about the so-called jewish lobby as he called it. he has to answer questions about that, about some votes on sanctions against iran soy think that's going to be question number one out there. there are some in the lesbian and gay community who question the comments he made about an ambassador who was gay and questioned his credentials as a result of that a while back. hagel took back the comments but also clearly something to be raised but i would have to say that in the end the people i talked to on both
at 8:20 a.m., the republican from nebraska will talk about the decision by his state's governor to approve rerouting the keystone pieplant brutus state and the economic impact. -- pipeline through his state and the economic impact good morning and welcome to washington journal of this wednesday, january 23. house will vote today on raising the debt ceiling. secretary of state hillary clinton testifies before house and senate committee today about the september terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. republicans are talking about their own priorities and reacting to president obama's inauguration speech. we're like to hear your advice for the president for his second term. here are the numbers to call. you can also find us online. share your comments over twitter or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. we're asking you this morning your advice for the second obama administration. isedobama speech rate stark choices, says the new york times. we would like to hear from you this morning, what you think republican options are and what your advice is. here's what's
the next big thing? feels like it. nebraska is the latest to consider ditching them for good. but unlike other recent proposals nebraska governor dave heineman says he is not going to raise other taxes to make up for it. hmmm. he will join us to explain just how that could possibly work coming up. >>> plus, an offer from the islamic militants holding two americans hostage in algeria. they will release them in exchange for two convicted terrorists currently in u.s. prisons. could attacks like this against oil and gas facilities become a new tactic in the war against terror? we'll hear from today's power panel. >>> we're shelling out big bucks for purell, flu shots, respiratory masks, tamiflu like there is no tomorrow and people are still getting sick in record numbers. drug companies may be profiting. are we just wasting our money? we'll get to the bottom line. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: all right. first today's market moment. a slate of strong corporate earnings fav a modest boost to stocks. the s&p 500 and the dow climbed to five-year highs. blue-chip
and this week, nebraska's governor became the second republican in just the past week to propose ending his state's income and business tax. he gets it. tax reform. pro growth. joining us now to explain why is nebraska governor. your business rate is 7.8% is that true? >> that's true and iesd too high. >> all right. it's true and it's too high. certainly higher than your neighbors. let me ask you a question. i mean, i'm an advocate of flat tax rates as you probably know. your sales tax is 5.5%. which i think is the case. so my question to you is how do you make the numbers work? if you eliminate 7% and 8% tax rates on businesses and individuals, you've got a 5.5% sales tax. doesn't that sales tax have to go up quite a bit? >> no, it doesn't. let me tell you what we're trying to do. we want to eliminate the individual income tax and the way to pay for it over the years we have granted way too many sal sales tax exemptions. we're going to get rid of the exemptions, don't favor one industry over another. by doing that we can take our corporate rate to zero. we can take the individual income ta
for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> president, i'll give you my honest and most informed consens consensus. >> reporter: he has backed cuts at the pentagon. >> as a successful businessman, he also knows as
takes on corn huskers from nebraska. to the rose bowl. wisconsin against number six stanford. in the orange bowl, this one has my interest. because northern illinois is paying 12th ranked florida state. >>> in the nfl, not a good day to be a head coach. all the following fired. the eagles' andy reid, chargers '94 of turner, bears' lovie smith, that's after a winning record but a bad year. the browns' pat shurmur. also cut loose, chiefs' romeo cornell, bills' chan galery. jets' rex ryan survived the day. >>> at the annual car jumping championship in england, drivers used a ramp to try to fly over ten wrecked dars and land on the other side. most of the fearless competitors weren't even close. not like they're really trying. >>> just ahead, keeping up with the kardashians is about to get a ratings bump. wish i wrote that but i didn't. >>> while we don't condone wasting food, check out this fruitcake toss. details next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. r myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matter
of which may come under the keystone xl pipeline since 2008. and a revised route through nebraska this week, the final hurdle to the project at the state level and 53 senators, including 9 democrats sent a letter to the white house on wednesday urging president obama to expedite its approval. and joining the panel this week, wall street journal assistant page editor, james freeman and senior economics writer steve moore and washington columnist kim strassel. kim, where did that come from? i don't remember the climate change being something that the president talked a lot about in the campaign if at all. >> surprise. >> paul: and he didn't wait for the state of the union, it's in the inaugural address. so, what's going on here politically? >> well, i think some of us did think it was coming. remember, this was a high priority of his back in 2008 when he campaigned. but they got beat up on it, they lost that fight in 2009 so he they decided to put it aside and not talk about it in the election and here we are, back with his promise and what was more interesting, too, not only did he make that
straight rose bowls, three straight losses. to orlando georgia and nebraska square off in the capital one bowl. nebraska up by five. adam murray steps up and throws this bomb to young. 75 yards for the touchdown. now back to the fourth quarter. bulldogs lead by seven. murray dumps a short pass across the middle. chris connelly off to the races. 87 yards for the touchdown. that was murray's fifth touchdown pass of the day. he set a georgia bowl game record. georgia wins the shootout 45-31. love that bulldog. now to south carolina and michigan in the outback bowl. fourth quarter, michigan tries handing off, but clowney is there, he knocks the runner's helmet off and forces the fumble. south carolina recovers and would eventually score the touchdown on the next drive. end of the game, 16 seconds left, dillon thompson finds bruce ellington, 32-yard score. south carolina wins it the at end 33-28. coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," more on speaker boehner. he becomes public enemy number one for some conservatives after he sends the fiscal cliff bill to the house floor for an up
the seahawks and redskins. >>> today college football. georgia and nebraska in orlando. start things in the second quarter. taylor martinez finds rex. nebraska built a 31-23 lead. the bulldogs erin murray is good. throws deep to chris conley. the two point conversion ties the game at 31. first play of the 4th quarter, murray gets a little pressure. escapes the pocket. on the run makes the throw. great catch by keith marshal. 24 yard touchdown. throws five tds. a school bowl record . 427 yards. >>> the old ball coach in south carolina facing michigan in the out back bowl from tampa florida. defb into gym gee. 17 yard touchdown. the two point conversions fails. michigan leads by 1. dillon thompson. hits as he throw s and caught by bruce ellington with 11 seconds to go. south carolina defeats michigan 33-28. also the gator bowl. 34-20 win first bowl game since 1939. and college hoops, maryland defeats 81-63 for 12th straight win. highlights later on tonight as the wizards look for their second win in three games. >> all right. one last look at the forecast. >> up next couple days pretty
, it was the verb, intimidates. chuck hagel for 12 years was a senator from the state of nebraska. i looked it up. there are about 6,100 jews in the state of nebraska. i can imagine many lobbies that might have intimidated hagel when he was in the senate. the ethanol lobby, for example, the farm lobby, various other kinds of lobbies. the nra, the pro-life lobby and so on. it's hard to see how he levels a charge that this lobby intimidates people. now, are there pro-israel groups that are lobbying on behalf of israel? absolutely. are there dozens, if not hundreds of lobbies in washington operating in the same way all the time. so, this peculiar charge that this particular jewish lobby intimidates senators was something i found very disturbing and, obviously, not alone in this view. >> but you have writing in the "times" essentially about your column. it is bullying and name calling to denounce people as antisemitic because they won't embrace the policies of a far right israeli government that regularly shoots itself in the foot. in a world in which anti-semitism actually does persist this is deval
to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. reaction is already pouring in, some positive, some not. we'll have much more on the story in a moment. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demonstrators protested against drone strikes thursday and burned a u.s. flag. >>> parents in new york are on edge tonight waiting to hear if their children will have to find other ways to get to school tomorrow morning. the union representing the city's school bus drivers is threatening to strike in a dispute over job protection. they're concerned about a new bus contract that could mean some drivers would lose their jobs. if there is a walkout the city will provide some bus riders with free metro cards to ride public transit. in other cases, parents can apply for public transit refunds if they send their children to school by taxi. >>> league officials and the p
to represent the state and nebraska in the united states senate. for the past 1.5 years, i've traveled thousands of miles across nebraska visiting with command to leaders to learn about their views and share my position on issues. i have heard a single consistent message over and over. washington must cut out of control spending. i agree. the american people are right to expect more accountability for their government. i recently saw a poll in three out of four american support spending cuts across the board. of thetaxpayers are tired battles and the lack of progress. in 2009, the president pledged to cut the deficit in half. we have seen four straight years of trillion dollar deficit and a national debt exceeding $16 trillion. the federal government added $4 billion each day to our gross national debt. this is not sustainable. i support a more limited government that focuses on the court duties and responsibilities. only then can we identify the national priorities were the of taxpayer funding. the constitution states that the top priority for congress is to provide for the common def
combination we have. it makes me smile, but it probably doesn't make nebraska smile. we live in a richly diverse city and our elected officials represent it and our events here represent it and the tree lighting should represent it and indeed it does, we call it the tree of hope. and every year we get messages from all over the country and all over the world that are put on origamis and put on this very unique, unusual tree. >> there are many cities that have holiday trees, but no one has the tree of hope. it was started by an organization and now i will have the chance to introduce you to that organization's founder and executive director. who failed to put this in the proper amount of type here. no little things happen. the sound is better, i think that you can hear and i just have to go slowly, they told me, it is my pleasure to introduce the executive director of the rainbow world fund. this organization creates this holiday tree now, this is the 7th year. let's hear for that, 7 years of anything is a long time [ applause ] rainbow world fund was founded 12 years ago, the concept and
, president obama has something else to respond to tonight. nebraska's governor approved a new route for the controversial keystone oil pipeline to put the ball scarily in the president's court. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us that is one issue getting a second look tonight. >> attending a prayer service after a long night of celebrating the start of his second term. ♪ ♪ >> president obama woke up to a flood of cheerleading headlines about how he offered an aggressive liberal vision to act on major issues. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. >> today at the white house the back pedaling began. >> i don't have any, you know, announcements to make about next steps on that issue. >> the president is facing pressure whether he will keep that declaration on reducing green house gases or the campaign promise to pursue all of the above energy strategy that could create jobs. after nebraska for dave heineman revealed he approved revived route for the keystone xl oil and g
in, from state to state. he started in nebraska? what's he went to nebraska because he was in the air force. he was in the air force for over 20 years. he opened a general practice there and never imagined he would become an abortion provider. he was introduced to abortion but a nurse friend of his who brought him into the clinic one day to hear the women's stories. >> but he had to lead nebraska? >> yes. he is now doing third trimester abortions in a clinic in maryland to. >> let's go to a clip from this remarkable film, "after tiller." this is dr. leroy carhart who has a clinic in germantown, maryland. their anti-was activists targeted his landlord, todd stayed, protesting outside the middle school of his landlord's daughter. this is dr. carhart commenting on what took place. >> the thing with the school, and aggravated the owner enough he got very, very -- he took it personally. if they tell me to move tomorrow, i would have to move. if we don't fight back, it will go away, abortion will not be available. >> dr. carhart. martha, talk about -- there were protesting the landlord's da
chuck hagel of nebraska as a net secretary defense, replacing leon panetta. a vietnam war veteran and three- term member of the senate, he has faced criticism from right- wing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive critics for making denigrating comments about gays in government in 1998, for which only recently apologized. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell vowed a tough confirmation process for hagel. >> i think there will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but he will be treated fairly by republicans in the senate. his views with regard to israel and iran and all the other positions he has taken over the years will be -- i think very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. >> during today's news conference, president obama is also expected to announce the nomination of counterterrorism adviser john brennan to head the cia. he was a rumored pick for the job when obama was first elected in 2008, but was forced to withdraw from consideration amidst protests over his role at the cia under the bush admi
to be tight, close and we're going to find a way to win. >> rose will not the only one. .nebraska georgia headlined a few other great bowl games today capital one bowl nebraska vs georgia georgia quarterback aaron murray 1st quarter/ 9-7 georgia murray intercepted by will compton who returns it 24 yards for the touchdown 14-9 nebraska 1st play of the 4th quarter/ 31-31 tie murray flushed out of the pocket and throws it to keith marshall who makes a great adjustment on the ball 24-yard touchdown 38- 31georgia murray dumps it to chris conley there are no defenders in the middle of the field. so he takes it 87 yards for the touchdown 45- 31 georgia final: 45-31 georgia steve spurrier leading the game-cocks in the outback bowl.taking on the wolverines. outback bowl - michigan vs south carolina steve spurrier the 'ole ball coach 1st quarter/ 7-3 south carolina ace sanders returns the punt 66 yards for a tochdown 14-3 south carolina 4th quarter/ 22-21 michigan jadeveon clowney with the big hit forces the fumble then recovers the ball with his free hand under 4 minutes left/ 27-22 south carolina
hagel of nebraska as the next defense secretary. hagel, a decorated vietnam combat veteran, would be the first enlisted soldier to hold that cabinet post. his confirmation, however, is -- can you believe this -- shaping up to be a testy battle with the republicans. even though he is a republican. a number of republicans have suggested they will challenge their former colleague with tough questions on his foreign policy record. >> his views with regard to israel, for example, and iran and all the other positions that he's taken over the years will be, you know, i think very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. >> so you're not predicting smooth sailing for chuck hagel? >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but he'll be treated fairly by republican s in the senate. >> quite frankly, chuck hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking i believe on most issues regarding foreign policy. i expect the president to nominate people different than i would think. i'm going to vote for senator kerry. i don't agree with him a lot, but i think he'
, they are louisiana, kansas, north carolina, oklahoma, and nebraska. if you wouldn't know it, the governor of nebraska, david henman is here and he's going to explain. thanks for joining us this morning. all of a sudden, did these states have the same epiphany or the same realization that there's only way to get the local economies going and that would be to change their taxes? >> well, i would tell you, charles, we have all looked at the economy that we're competing in, which is worldwide, and we know we need to be more tax competitive. i want to create more jobs in this state, our state, for citizens and higher paying jobs and the way to do that is to have lower income tax rates and corporate rates and in our particular case, i'm proposing the complete elimination of the income tax and the corporate tax rate. we do that by repealing some of the sales tax exemptions that we've granted over the years, we need a modern, simpler and fairer tax code. charles: i'm going to get to the fair issue in a moment, governor. but the basic premise that somehow this will spark the economy, obviously everyone doesn'
, whether a student council president or the people of nebraska is something that i take seriously, and encourages me and inspires me and i know that doesn't fit for everyone, but it does for me. >> what was it like growing up in the hagel household, four boys if i count right. >>'m the oldest of four boys. i have a brother tom who is two years ynger. he a law school prove store at university of dayton in dayton, ohio. my next brother three years younger is mike who is an illustrator, commercial artist, has his own firm. both have done very, very well in their lives. i'm very proud of each. our youngest brother was eight years younger than me. he was killed in a car accidt when he was 16 years old. when i was 16, my father died on christmas day, so my mother was left with four rather spiritted boys that she had to raise and i think aside from the fact that she raid one politician and one lawyer she did pretty well. but my mother passed awatwo years ago and she really was the centerpiece of our family. my father was important, but, you know, after a while it's your mother who certai
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will approve the pipeline, but i could be wrong. gerri: as you know, the governor of nebraska said it will change the root of the pipeline and make it go around and offered that supplies water to the state of nebraska and other folks. is this going to be enough to satisfy the greenies out there? will the environmentalist be happy? >> it won't satisfy the environmentalists because there have always been to arguments. the first is the potential impact on the offer. that has been addressed somewhat by this change in the pipelines course. not enough for the environmentalists. the second issue has not been addressed here, which is the impact on climate change. the argument in criminalists offer is reducing the crude oil shipping into the gulf coast means more greenhouse gases in the hemisphere. tar sands are very carbon intensive forms of energy. they are believing that if we don't build the pipeline we won't produce so much crude oil from those tarzan's and will help protect the environment. what they're missing is the fact that without a piline it is not as if that oil will get produc
in either louisiana or nebraska because both republican governors of those two states are trying to get rid of their state's personal and corporate income taxes. nebraska's governor joins us tonight. nice to see you, sir. >> good to see you, greta. >> greta: fworn, i imagine that many of your citizens, at least some of them were happy to see you want to get rid of your state income tax and your corporate tax. where do you intend to get revenue to run your state? >> well, greta, the way we're going to do it, again, we're proposing elimination of the individual income tax and corporate income tax and the income is going to come by repealing some of the sales tax exemptions that we've granted to businesses over the years and i've had many conversations with them. they're looking for a simpler and fairer tax code and again, people in my state are pretty excited about the idea that we could eliminate the individual income tax. >> greta: i imagine though if you're taking advantage of that sales exemption tax you're not going to be particularly fond of this idea. how are you going to convince thos
nebraska. some conservatives say he is not strong enough supporter of israel, even though he voted many times to send billions of dollars there. >> i will do my best for our country, for those i represent at the pentagon, and for all of our citizens. >> john brennan is a long time administration officials who spent 25 years in the cia. >> i will make my mission to ensure the cia has the tools it needs to keep our nation safe and that its work always reflects the liberties, the freedoms, and the values we hold dear. >> but he is controversial, too. he has been the public face of the legality of drone strike spread >> he understands we are a nation of laws. in moments of debates and decisions, he asks the tough questions and he insists on a rigorous standards. >> four years ago, john brennan had to pull his name out of consideration because liberals did not think he had done enough to dissociate himself from the bush administration interrogation policies. now this nomination and not of chuck hagel are going to raise new questions of the direction in which president obama wants to take the
is a former republican senator from nebraska who harshly criticized the wars in afghanistan and iraq. his confirmation hearing is expected to be con tenseious -- con tentious. the senator has made controversial comments that have upset both sides of the aisle. >>> the fiscal cliff suspension is over and now the lines are drawn for the battle or -- over the debt ceiling. >> add -- as i sad earlier this week one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the bill for a tab they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the government the about -- ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences could be catastrophic. >> speaking for the republicans today michigan congressman davecamp faulted the president and congressional democrats for not working hard enough to incorporate meaningful spending cuts in the fiscal cliff deal. >> and the food and drug administration is proposing two sweeping rules to prevent food becoming con taminitied -- contaminated. the first rule would require companies that process food t
term gop senator from nebraska is likely to be nominated. a maverick who opposed the surge in iraq and toureded middle east with cabbed dat obama. gop senator marko rubio may block the nomination unless hagel with draws the opposition of the trade embargo to cuba. they depressed concern about his remarks that veteran mideast diplomat aaron miller. the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here on capitol hill hagel said i am not a israeli senator, i am a
the state of nebraska, governor hideleman is substituting his sales tax for a for an income tax and makes himself more competitive by doing so. >> don't we have enough tax revenue. i assume it goes higher . done we really have a spending problem? >> we have both a tax and a spending problem. there is no question that the government wastes a lot of money. people are upset every time they hear of a tax increase . people right now should know that the government spent hundreds of billions wasted on war. try to give them more and the issue of waste is a huge issue . it needs to be -- >> the good congressman said they waste a lot of money in dc but give them more because they need it. >> that's the problem. in the state of california. two percent of the top earners may paying half of the state taxes. half of california is paying no taxes at all . they are griping about the raise in taxes the most. jerry brown is cheering on mediocritty and chase guys like phil mickleson. when you chase those top earners out of the state. they are no longer buying . the cost of raising taxes is a killer on the
female senator ever from nebraska, deb fischer. the first asian-american woman elected to the senate, mazie hirono. and the first openly gay senator, tammy baldwin, of wisconsin, who was in college when she was inspired by geraldine ferraro. >> i said to myself, i can do anything. the sky's the limit. >> how many of you absolutely know america is ready to elect a female president? >> absolutely. >> oh, i do. >> in my life. >> easy. >> how many of you think there will be a nominee, a female nominee in 2016? >> hope so. hope so. >> we hope so. >> is there a president in this room? >> maybe. >> oh, yes. >> maybe not in -- >> 20 of them. >> a succession of them. >> you know, i think the thing is, every man wakes up in the morning, looks in the mirror and says, i can be president. every woman looks in the mirror and says, what can i get done for my country today? >> wait a minute. not one of you in this room looks in the mirror and says, i can be president. >> well, you may think it from time to time. >> senator kelly ayotte tells a story of her 8-year-old daughter. >> and she said to me,
obama named former senator chuck hagel out of nebraska for his pick for secretary of defense. the announcement marking one of two potential controversial nominations by the president this afternoon. danielle leigh is in washington and has the latest. >> reporter: president obama officially launched a fight with his pick for secretary of defense, former nebraska senator, chuck hagel. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security teen. >> reporter: the republican is known as an independent thinker. >> certainly a thorn in the side of political opponents of the president. >> reporter: now haigle is facing criticism from his former republican colleague norse criticizing you the war in iraq, opposing unilateral sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologized. >> dangerous to roll the dice on this issue
.com to find out where a hoveround can take you! >>> nebraska republican senator chuck hagel is president obama's choice for secretary of defense. a vietnam vet, hagel tonight is facing fire of a different kind. abc 7's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i
fainted. >>> your move mr. president. nebraska's republican governor approving a new route for the keystone pipeline. he is urging the obama administration to follow suit. good morning molly. >> the state of february fen had studied an alternative route for the oil pipeline has found it can avoid environmentally sensitive area in the sand dunes in nebraska. they rebuilding the pipeline from canada to texas that would carry oil across the state. the state department would have to approve it. the governor says the alternative group would come close to an aquifer that said any spills would be localized and he would be responsible for the clean up. the pipeline would create $418 for benefits and 16.5 million in state tax revenue. the first proposal for the keystone pipeline the white house says it's waiting on an assessment on an alternative route. >> the state department is conducting its assessment as appropriate and as has been standard over the years on behalf of the federal government. i don't want to get ahead of that process. when the state department as something to mov
up by the supreme court. >> the weird twist there is, you have the maine and nebraska models in effect now. and the winner of the popular vote gets the two at-large votes. and there has been that plit in 2008. the twist in virginia is it is the winner of the most congressional districts. it is a strange move. there is sort of an admission here by republicans that there is a threat here that if this gathers steam, if the big blue states, if you had that basic maine nebraska model, the vote would have been 276 romney and 262 obama. it is that condensed. in a few numbers of districts and in the state. the democrats have the numbers but republican ares have land mass and that is where it kind of shows. >> the next big election massachusetts senate. john kerry is day as way from confirmation. and they have to have an interim senator appointed the official position of this show is go with experience and go with barney frank >> it was big of you to take yourself out of the mix. >> i decided to go with more experience. >> you know, it has been fascinated. my sense of the situation is
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